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Miami Neuro and Neuro Nursing Symposium

November 6-8, 2019 | Wednesday-Friday
Hilton Miami Dadeland, Florida

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 Miami Neuro Overview

November 7-8, 2019 | Thursday-Friday

This symposium will focus on recent advances in caring for neurology patients, stroke management, neuro-critical care, neuro-imaging, epilepsy and movement disorders, neuro-imaging and neuro-oncology.​ The expert faculty will engage participants through complex cases, novel treatment strategies and lively panel discussions. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Symposium Directors

Kevin J. Abrams, M.D.
Guilherme Dabus, M.D.
Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.
Karel Fuentes, M.D.
Bruno V. Gallo, M.D.
Italo Linfante, M.D.
Yazmin Odia, M.D.
Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., Ph.D.

Miami Neuro Nursing Overview

Improving the Quality of Neuroscience Patient Care - November 6, 2019​ | Wednesday 

The symposium offers a broad neuroscience curriculum focusing on state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices for nurses and other healthcare professionals. The expert faculty will discuss the care and management of stroke, epilepsy, neurosurgical and critical care neuroscience patients from the nursing perspective. In addition, there will be specialized focus groups moderated by subject matter experts. The goal is to share the most innovative and evidence-based clinical practices to optimize patient outcomes through all areas of neuroscience.

Topics: Pre-Hospital Stroke Evaluation, Stroke Imaging, Assessment and Management, NIHSS, Status Epilepticus, Stroke Certification, Complex Spine Patient and Parkinson's Disease. 

​Symposium Directors

Jayme Strauss, MSN, R.N., MBA, SCRN
Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D.
Kunal Patel, M.S., CNIM
Daniel D’Amour, R.N., B.A., BSN, CEN, SCRN

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Stroke
  • Neuro Imaging
  • Patient Selection and Treatment Options
  • Cerebral AVMs
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Cannabis Usage in Essential Tremor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • MR Guided Treatment
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Adult and Pediatric Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Stroke Neurologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Diagnostic Radiologists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Neurointensivists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Interventional Neuroradiologists
  • Family Physicians
  • General Internists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Critical Care and Neuroscience Nurses
  • Neurosurgery Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists
  • As well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience
  • Neuro-oncologist
Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

We are accepting abstracts for posters on research, performance improvement and new concepts in Stroke management, neurocritical care, movement disorders, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, spine, migraines and back pain.​

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International Attendees

International Attendees

Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to extend a discount to International Healthcare Professionals. Availability of this discount is limited.

Agenda

07:30 AM

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

07:55 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​Jayme Strauss, MSN, R.N.​

Welcome and Introductions
​Jayme Strauss, MSN, R.N.​

08:00 AM

Stroke Survivor Stories

​Andrew Waisbrot, BSN, R.N.

Stroke Survivor Stories
​Andrew Waisbrot, BSN, R.N.

08:30 AM

Pre-Hospital Stroke Evaluation

​Daniel D’Amour, R.N., BA, BSN, CEN, SCRN​

Pre-Hospital Stroke Evaluation
​Daniel D’Amour, R.N., BA, BSN, CEN, SCRN​

09:00 AM

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Stroke Imaging

​Karen Seagraves, Ph.D., MPH​

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Stroke Imaging
​Karen Seagraves, Ph.D., MPH​

09:30 AM

Hemorrhagic vs. Ischemic Stroke Assessment and Management

​Jessilyn Pozo, R.N.

Hemorrhagic vs. Ischemic Stroke Assessment and Management
​Jessilyn Pozo, R.N.

10:00 AM

Visit Exhibits and Posters

Visit Exhibits and Posters

10:30 AM

NIHSS and Pitfalls

​Stephanie Rubinstein, R.N., SCRN​

NIHSS and Pitfalls
​Stephanie Rubinstein, R.N., SCRN​

11:00 AM

Stroke Assessment: To Infinity and Beyond

​Jayme Strauss, R.N., MSN, MBA, SCRN ​

Stroke Assessment: To Infinity and Beyond
​Jayme Strauss, R.N., MSN, MBA, SCRN ​

11:30 AM

Decoding Status Epilepticus Management

​Aimee E. Green-Blumstein, ARNP​

Decoding Status Epilepticus Management
​Aimee E. Green-Blumstein, ARNP​

12:00 PM

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

01:00 PM

Stroke Certification: Inception, Evolution and Actualization

​Karen Seagraves, Ph.D. MPH​

Stroke Certification: Inception, Evolution and Actualization
​Karen Seagraves, Ph.D. MPH​

01:30 PM

Assessing the Complex Spine Patient

​Raul A. Vasquez-Castellanos, M.D.​

Assessing the Complex Spine Patient
​Raul A. Vasquez-Castellanos, M.D.​

02:00 PM

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

02:30 PM

Inpatient Management of Parkinson's Disease Post-DBS

​Joan Miravite, DNP, R.N., FNP-BC​

Inpatient Management of Parkinson's Disease Post-DBS
​Joan Miravite, DNP, R.N., FNP-BC​

03:00 PM

TBD

TBD

03:30 PM

TBD

TBD

04:00 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

07:30 AM

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

07:55 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

Welcome and Introductions
​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

07:55 AM

SESSION I: Cerebrovascular and Stroke

​​Moderator: Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​


SESSION I: Cerebrovascular and Stroke
​​Moderator: Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

08:00 AM

Clinical Selection of Patients for IV TPA and Endovascular Treatment

​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

Clinical Selection of Patients for IV TPA and Endovascular Treatment
​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

08:30 AM

Advanced Neuro Imaging and Stroke

​Kevin Abrams, M.D.​

Advanced Neuro Imaging and Stroke
​Kevin Abrams, M.D.​

09:00 AM

Randomized Trials, Real-Life Registries and New Devices in Acute Stroke Thrombectomy

​Guilherme Dabus, M.D.​

Randomized Trials, Real-Life Registries and New Devices in Acute Stroke Thrombectomy
​Guilherme Dabus, M.D.​

09:30 AM

New Concepts in Secondary Stroke Prevention

​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

New Concepts in Secondary Stroke Prevention
​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

10:00 AM

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

10:30 AM

How to Spot a Common Stroke Zebra: When and How to Look for One

​Matthew Flaherty, M.D.​

How to Spot a Common Stroke Zebra: When and How to Look for One
​Matthew Flaherty, M.D.​

11:00 AM

Approach to Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Patient Selection and Treatment Options

​Italo Linfante, M.D.​

Approach to Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Patient Selection and Treatment Options
​Italo Linfante, M.D.​

11:30 AM

Cerebral AVMs: Who Should Be Treated? Current and Future Treatment Options

​Italo Linfante, M.D.​

Cerebral AVMs: Who Should Be Treated? Current and Future Treatment Options
​Italo Linfante, M.D.​

12:00 PM

Challenging Case Presentations

Moderator: Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.
Panel: Kevin Abrams, M.D., Guilherme Dabus, M.D., Matthew Flaherty, M.D., Italo Linfante, M.D.​

Challenging Case Presentations
Moderator: Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.
Panel: Kevin Abrams, M.D., Guilherme Dabus, M.D., Matthew Flaherty, M.D., Italo Linfante, M.D.​

12:30 PM

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

01:00 PM

SESSION II: Critical Care

Moderator: Karel Fuentes, M.D.​

SESSION II: Critical Care
Moderator: Karel Fuentes, M.D.​

01:30 PM

Management of Intracerebral Hematoma

​Matthew Flaherty, M.D.​

Management of Intracerebral Hematoma
​Matthew Flaherty, M.D.​

02:00 PM

Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

​Kiwon Lee, M.D.​

Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
​Kiwon Lee, M.D.​

02:30 PM

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

03:00 PM

Hematological Disorders and Stroke

​Camila Masias, M.D.​

Hematological Disorders and Stroke
​Camila Masias, M.D.​

03:30 PM

Imaging of PRESS, RCVS, Vasculitis

​Charif Sidani, M.D.​

Imaging of PRESS, RCVS, Vasculitis
​Charif Sidani, M.D.​

04:00 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

07:00 AM

SESSION III: Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

SESSION III: Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

07:30 AM

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits and Posters

07:55 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​Bruno Gallo, M.D., Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, Ph.D., M.D.​

Welcome and Introductions
​Bruno Gallo, M.D., Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, Ph.D., M.D.​

08:00 AM

Epilepsy Therapy Updates

​Sheryl Haut, M.D.​

Epilepsy Therapy Updates
​Sheryl Haut, M.D.​

08:30 AM

Update on Migraine Management

​Brian M. Grosberg, M.D. ​

Update on Migraine Management
​Brian M. Grosberg, M.D. ​

09:00 AM

Status Epilepticus Management

​Sheryl Haut, M.D. ​

Status Epilepticus Management
​Sheryl Haut, M.D. ​

09:30 AM

The Rational Approach to Chronic Daily Headache

​Brian M. Grosberg, M.D.​

The Rational Approach to Chronic Daily Headache
​Brian M. Grosberg, M.D.​

10:00 AM

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

10:30 AM

Is There a Role for Cannabis in the Treatment of Essential Tremor?

​Fatta Nahab, M.D.​

Is There a Role for Cannabis in the Treatment of Essential Tremor?
​Fatta Nahab, M.D.​

11:00 AM

MR-Guided Treatment/Essential Tremors/New Technology

​Bruno Gallo, M.D.​

MR-Guided Treatment/Essential Tremors/New Technology
​Bruno Gallo, M.D.​

11:30 AM

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

​Fatta Nahab, M.D.​

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease
​Fatta Nahab, M.D.​

12:00 PM

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Posters

12:30 PM

SESSION IV: Hot Topics in Neurology

SESSION IV: Hot Topics in Neurology

01:00 PM

Neuromuscular Disorders and ALS

​Jorge Pardo, M.D.​

Neuromuscular Disorders and ALS
​Jorge Pardo, M.D.​

01:30 PM

Dementia

​Brad Herskowitz, M.D.​

Dementia
​Brad Herskowitz, M.D.​

02:00 PM

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

Break, Visit Exhibits and Posters

02:30 PM

Multiple Sclerosis

​Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.​

Multiple Sclerosis
​Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.​

03:00 PM

Is There a Role in Cannabis in the Treatment of Epilepsy?

​Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, Ph.D., M.D.​

Is There a Role in Cannabis in the Treatment of Epilepsy?
​Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, Ph.D., M.D.​

03:30 PM

Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session

Moderators: Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., Bruno Gallo, M.D.
Panel: Sheryl Haut, M.D., Brian M. Grosberg, M.D., Fatta Nahab, M.D., Jorge Pardo, M.D., Brad Herskowitz, M.D., Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.​

Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session
Moderators: Alberto Pinzon-Ardila, M.D., Bruno Gallo, M.D.
Panel: Sheryl Haut, M.D., Brian M. Grosberg, M.D., Fatta Nahab, M.D., Jorge Pardo, M.D., Brad Herskowitz, M.D., Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.​

04:00 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

Faculty

Kevin Abrams, M.D.

Kevin Abrams, M.D.

Medical Director, Neuroradiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Baptist Hospital of Miami, Homestead Hospital and South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida​

Guilherme Dabus, M.D.

Guilherme Dabus, M.D.

Medical Director, Fellowship Program in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Hospital of Miami
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida ​

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida​

Karel Fuentes, M.D.

Karel Fuentes, M.D.

Neurointensivist, Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Medical Director, Neurocritical Care at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida​

Bruno Gallo, M.D.

Bruno Gallo, M.D.

Director, Parkinson and Neuromodulation Center at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Neurologist, Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida ​

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA

Italo Linfante, M.D., FAHA

Medical Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida ​

Ardila Pinzon, M.D., Ph.D.

Ardila Pinzon, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director of Epilepsy, Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Neurologist, Baptist Hospital of Miami and Doctors Hospital
Miami, Florida ​

Matthew Flaherty, M.D.

Matthew Flaherty, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Brian M. Grosberg, M.D.

Brian M. Grosberg, M.D.

Director, Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
West Hartford, Connecticut

Sheryl R. Haut, M.D.

Sheryl R. Haut, M.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Critical Care
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York​

Brad Herskowitz, M.D.

Brad Herskowitz, M.D.

Neurologist, Baptist Health South Florida
Department of Neuroscience
Miami, Florida

Kiwon Lee, M.D., FACP, FAHA, FCCM

Kiwon Lee, M.D., FACP, FAHA, FCCM

Professor and Chief, Department of Neurology
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Camila Masias, M.D.

Camila Masias, M.D.

Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Fatta Nahab, M.D.

Fatta Nahab, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego Movement Disorder Center
Director, Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disorders Lab
Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Program
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, California

Jorge L. Pardo, M.D.

Jorge L. Pardo, M.D.

Neurologist, Baptist Health Quality Network, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.

Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, M.D.

Neurologist, Baptist Health South Florida
Department of Neuroscience
Miami, Florida

Charif Sidani, M.D.

Charif Sidani, M.D.

Neuroradiologist
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Jayme Strauss, MSN, RN, MBA, SCRN

Jayme Strauss, MSN, RN, MBA, SCRN

Director of Neuroscience Clinical and Business Operations at Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida ​

Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D.

Amy K. Starosciak, Ph.D.

Supervisor of Clinical Research at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine ​

Kunal Patel, M.S., CNIM

Kunal Patel, M.S., CNIM

Product Line Manager for Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Miami, Florida​

Daniel D’Amour, R.N., BA, BSN, CEN, SCRN

Daniel D’Amour, R.N., BA, BSN, CEN, SCRN

Baptist Health System-wide Stroke Program Manager
Miami, Florida​

Aimee E. Green-Blumstein, ARNP

Aimee E. Green-Blumstein, ARNP

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida

Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Joan Miravite, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Department of Neurology
Center for Movement Disorders
Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York, New York

Jessilyn Pozo, R.N.

Jessilyn Pozo, R.N.

Neuroscience Nurse
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Stephanie Rubenstein, R.N., SCRN

Stephanie Rubenstein, R.N., SCRN

Stroke Coordinator
Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton, Florida

Karen B. Seagraves, MSN, MPH

Karen B. Seagraves, MSN, MPH

Executive Director of Neuroscience Center for the Grady Health System and reviewer for the Joint Commission Atlanta, Georgia

Raul A. Vasquez-Castellanos M.D.

Raul A. Vasquez-Castellanos M.D.

Neuroscience Department
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Andrew Waisbrot, BSN, R.N.

Andrew Waisbrot, BSN, R.N.

Neuroscience Nurse
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Faculty Disclosures

Faculty Disclosures

​Faculty Disclosures and Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Coming soon!

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Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

2019 Rates  Registration coming soon!
Physicians $355*
Other Healthcare Professionals $195
Baptist Health Employees $165
Fellows/Residents $195**

International Attendees​

Symposium fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

*Group discounts available for three or more physicians who register together as a group by Friday, October 25. No add-ons. Call for details. ​

**Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.


The following options are available to expedite your symposium registrations:

Mail registration with check payment only to
Baptist Health CME Department,
8900 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33176.

Register online (Master Card, Visa, American Express)

NOTE: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone. 

Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​

 

Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Cancellations must be received by October 25, 2019.  to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after October 25, 2019. ​

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Location & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations
Hilton Miami Dadeland boasts an ideal location in the heart of South Miami’s hottest attractions. The area’s most iconic shopping center, Dadeland Mall, is just two miles away, and we are only three miles from Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Explore the wildlife, plants and exhibits at Zoo Miami, home of Florida’s largest and oldest zoological garden.

You’ll find fun in the sand and sun just minutes away at Miami’s beautiful beaches, and with the Metro Rail station just 1.5 miles from our hotel, you have easy access to Miami Airport and Downtown Miami. The neighboring popular hot spots of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Homestead, Key Biscayne and The Keys are just a short drive away.

Make your hotel reservation now by calling 786-975-1920 or booking at www.miamidadeland.hilton.com​. Mention Group Code NEURO to receive the special group rate of $169, plus applicable taxes. 

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